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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by skerry, Dec 7, 2017 at 5:19 AM.

  1. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    Morning People,

    Have you got any idea what this is please? Its driving me mad as a mystery object. It was in a job lot of things bought at auction. I know it has no value but I just want to know what it is.

    It is a spring clamp, gold tone material but no markings at all, then it has that little chain and clasp, the clamp measures about 2 inches long. Thinking caps on :D

    Sorry for the same photo twice, can't seem to delete it.


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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Morning Skerry. Looks like a skirt clamp/lifter, to keep a long skirt from getting muddy.
     
  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I agree.
     
  4. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    Well you have done it again. Just googled that and found one almost identical. Although I have to say that with that flimsy chain I wouldn't want to lift anything heavier than a silk dress, must be a bargain basement version :smuggrin:

    Why I just didn't put this post on here straight away I don't know, spent weeks pondering this one .... cheers nice people.
     
  5. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    By the way, one day I hope to be able to contribute to this site and give some people answers to questions instead of just asking all the time ;)
     
  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Suspect the chain never had to bear the weight of the skirt, that it is just to keep the gizmo attached to your costume when not in use. Think you would want to manage the raised fold of skirt by holding onto it.

    Doesn't look the least bit bargain basement to me. :happy:
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You already contribute by asking questions. We all learn from questions, that is the only way to find answers.;)
     
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  8. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    That makes sense, thanks. I love the little bits and bobs I always seem to find int he bottom of auction boxes, always something interesting in them :)
     
  9. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    That makes sense, thanks. I love the little bits and bobs I always seem to find int he bottom of auction boxes, always something interesting in them :)
     
  10. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    Oh I have loads of things here that I don't know what they are, I will post some more then over the coming days, I just didn't want to seem that I was always taking and not giving but your statement is true about always learning by questions. Cheers :smuggrin:
     
  11. quirkygirl

    quirkygirl likes pretty old things

    Glove holder.

    From this page:
    https://outofthiscentury.wordpress.com/category/dress-and-fashion/
    Finally in use during the 1930-1950s were glove holders. I’ve seen confused people on Ebay selling these as skirt lifters, which they most certainly were not. Ladies would hook the chain around their purse handles or through a button hole and keep their gloves safe while dining.

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  12. quirkygirl

    quirkygirl likes pretty old things

    Here's a photo of one still on original card
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  13. skerry

    skerry Active Member

    Now that makes a lot of sense becasue as I said earlier on, I wouldn't like to lift a heavy skirt with it. Thank you ever so much for giving me the definitive answer on this and the photo of the one still on its orignal sale card seals it.

    We were talking earlier on in this thread about always learning by asking questions and we can definitely say that we have learnt something new today. :D

    Thank you once again, very helpful and informative.
     
  14. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I'm tempted to run with this. ;)
     
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  15. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I love these threads, so very informative and interesting .. Thank You, Joy.
     
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  16. popsycat

    popsycat Active Member

    I am old enough to remember these being used.Clipped on ladies handbags to hold gloves.
     
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  17. popsycat

    popsycat Active Member

    I have seen them being sold on e bay as skirt lifters also. It makes me feel really old to remember them in use as glove holders.
     
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  18. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Every time I try to use them...........I get slapped!
    ;)
     
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  19. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?


    I don't remember these being used, but used to have one of a different style. I bought it in an antique shop because I'd never heard of them! I don't think I have it any more.
     
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  20. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Jeez...dead zone. :p
     
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